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Avondale Woman One Of 4 Victims Found Dead Near University of Idaho Campus

Authorities have confirmed that one of the four students found dead one mile from the University of Idaho campus is a woman from Avondale, Arizona. Police are actively investigating the death of the four people found dead in a home and authorities have not released additional details of the scene, including the cause of death.

The Moscow Police Department are calling the deaths “homicides,” and Monday identified one of the victims as Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale. The other students that were victims were identified as: Ethan Chapin, a 20-year-old from Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, a 21-year-old from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho.

“Details are limited in this investigation. Currently, there is no one in custody,” the police department announced in a press release. “The Moscow Police does not believe there is an ongoing community risk based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation.”

The Moscow Police Department received a call around 11:58 a.m. Sunday about an unconscious person at a home on King Road. Shortly after the bodies were discovered, the university advised students to shelter in place for approximately one hour until investigators determined there was no active threat to others in the area.

University officials canceled all classes, online and in-person, statewide for Monday, but the campus will remain open. Classes are set to resume Tuesday.

“It is with deep sadness that I share with you that the university was notified today of the death of four University of Idaho students living off-campus believed to be victims of homicide,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a statement posted to Facebook on Sunday night. “Out of respect for these fellow Vandals, classes statewide and online are canceled Monday, Nov. 14.”

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information on the investigation to call the police.

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